Breeders’ Cup

44-1 Longshot El Tormenta Out-Finishes Got Stormy In Woodbine Mile

Sam-Son Farm homebred El Tormenta moved up the rail at final odds of 44-1 to defeat the 7-5 favorite in filly Got Stormy by a half-length in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, earning the first top-level score of his career. The Ontario-bred 4-year-old by Stormy Atlantic was piloted by Eurico Rosa da Silva and […]

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Dennis’ Moment Lives Up To The Hype In Iroquois

Unlucky in the first start of his career when he parted ways with his rider, Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment had no such issues on this trip beneath the Twin Spires. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was absolutely dominant in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, geared down in the final sixteenth to win by 1 […]

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Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line Sunday At The Curragh

The international Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series heads to The Curragh on Sunday for two “Win and You’re In” races in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G2), led by female stars Soffia (GB) and Mabs Cross (GB), for a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), and the $461,500 Moyglare Stud Stakes […]

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Covfefe Will Use Dogwood Stakes As Stepping Stone To Breeders’ Cup

LNJ Foxwoods’ Grade I-winner Covfefe is set for next Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood Stakes (Listed) at Churchill Downs – likely her final start in advance of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Trained by Brad Cox, the strikingly fast 3-year-old sprinter has recorded back-to-back five-furlong bullet workouts as she blazes her path into the Dogwood. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Five Breeders’ Cup Berths Up For Grabs

This 23rd running of the Woodbine Mile headlines a top slate of races at the Toronto-based track as it plays host to four Grade 1 tests and three Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers this weekend. As the Churchill Downs September meet gets underway, the historic Louisville venue kicks off the “Road to the […]

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Executive Craig Fravel To Depart Breeders’ Cup For The Stronach Group

Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations. “I can think of no greater privilege than to have had the opportunity […]

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Albaugh Hopes Juvenile Dennis’ Moment ‘Can Now Live Up To The Hype’

The most publicized horse on the backstretch of Churchill Downs over the last two months was striking maiden winner Dennis’ Moment. On Saturday, the 2-year-old colt will see if he can live up to the hype as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III). “It’s exciting to be right in this […]

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